Prince William and Kate Middleton will announce the royal baby’s arrival in the most millennial way

And we love them even more for it.

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And we love them even more for it.

With the Duchess of Cambridge’s due date being this month, the whole world is now not-so-patiently awaiting the arrival of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s third baby - set to become fifth in line to the throne.

The Lindo Wing is ready, with royal fans noticing barricades set up outside St. Mary’s Hospital in preparation for the Duke and Duchess’ arrival and their 23-strong royal birthing team is prepped and ready to go.

Yes, that’s correct - a 23-strong royal birthing team. That’s three midwives, two obstetricians, three anaesthesiologists, four surgical staff members, two special care staffers, four paediatricians, one lab technicians for blood tests, and three or four managers.

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So the royal baby should be on the way very soon - but when will we know, and HOW will we find out?

Well, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge just out-millennialed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as it was announced that the couple would be breaking the news of their new baby on Instagram. Yes, really.

Gone are the days when people would have to wait outside the hospital gates for snippets of royal baby news, now Kensington Palace’s social media is actually your best bet.

With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle credited with modernising the royal family, they are choosing to release more and more news on social media - choosing Instagram as the platform to announce that Kate had gone into labour with Princess Charlotte back in 2015.

So - don’t worry about waiting outside the Lindo Wing for your updates, just keep an eye on the Kensington Palace Instagram.

We can’t wait to see photos of the future royal!

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.